Iden sworn into office today in Lansing

first_imgState Rep. Brandt Iden (second from the right), R-Oshtemo, is sworn in by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr., while his mother Bonnie, sister Ashlyn and father Ron look on.State Rep. Brandt Iden was sworn into office at the Michigan Capitol today as the 98th Legislature convened its first session. Iden was joined by his parents, Ron and Bonnie, and sister, Ashlyn.“I’m very happy to have this opportunity to serve the residents of the 61st District, and I look forward to working to continue the progress that has been made in Michigan in recent years,” said Iden, R-Oshtemo. “House Republicans have made many great reforms during the past four years, and I am eager to work with new and returning members to continue to revitalize our state’s economy, as well as providing a strong voice for my community.”The 61st District encompasses part of Kalamazoo County and includes the city of Portage as well as the townships of Oshtemo, Prairie Ronde, Schoolcraft and Texas. Residents can contact Rep. Iden at (517) 373-1774, through email at [email protected] or online at repbrandtiden.com.### 14Jan Iden sworn into office today in Lansing Categories: Iden News,Iden Photoslast_img read more

Rep LaFaves CPL photo legislation approved by House

first_img28Mar Rep. LaFave’s CPL photo legislation approved by House Bill allows Secretary of State to share photographs with Michigan State PoliceThe Michigan House of Representatives has approved legislation introduced by Rep. Beau LaFave to streamline the process of obtaining a concealed weapons permit.LaFave’s bill authorizes the Secretary of State to share photographs taken for official state personal identifications cards with the Michigan State Police for use on concealed weapons licenses.“We shouldn’t be wasting people’s time and making them get new photos for their concealed weapons licenses when the state already has perfectly good photos on file,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “This is a common sense move that will allow state government to operate more efficiently when processing CPL applications.”House Bill 4203 moves to the Senate for consideration.### Categories: LaFave Newslast_img read more

Rep Leutheuser joins fellow legislators for tours showcasing Michigan trade

first_imgPHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Eric Leutheuser (second from left) of Hillsdale listens to information during a tour of Nicholson Terminal and Dock Company in Detroit on Monday. The facility handles almost a half million tons of cargo each year. State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, chair of the House Committee on Commerce and Trade, this week toured a pair of facilities in an effort to highlight the state’s vital methods of moving product to final market.The group visited Nicholson Terminal and Dock Company in Detroit on Monday. The shipyard was established in 1928 and handles bulk material and other cargo lifting, such as metal alloy used in steel manufacturing.The tour continued on Tuesday at Canadian National Railway’s autoport facility in Charlotte. Legislators were shown the inner-workings of a vehicle processing and transshipment plant that handles finished automobiles from General Motors’ Lansing Delta Township Assembly.Established in 2006, the autoport works hand in hand with GM to move automobiles from the finishing plant to where they are needed for sale. The tour included a viewing of the facility’s rail yard, where vehicles are staged, loaded into freight cars and taken to distributors.“It’s important to acknowledge and appreciate what Michigan trade does for our state and the process that goes into getting things from producer to consumer,” said Leutheuser, of Hillsdale. “These facilities provide good jobs which help the communities around them, boost Michigan’s economy and help keep the state competitive. Michigan’s economy, from farming to manufacturing, has always relied on and grown through trade.” Categories: Leutheuser News,News 28Sep Rep. Leutheuser joins fellow legislators for tours showcasing Michigan tradelast_img read more